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Posted: 12/4/2007 7:29:40 PM EDT
I'm wondering what the military does with all the brass after shooting at the range. Do they just leave it there? Collect it for a check to see if they used it all or something similar? Just wondering because my dad is in the Army (E8) and might be able to get me some brass for the futre . But if they are not allowed to do that then I won't have him do it of course.

Thanks for any help.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:30:32 PM EDT
It is collected and sold as scrap.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:31:44 PM EDT
Policing up your brass is a time-honored military tradition. I always thought they reloaded it.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:31:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SOC:
It is collected and sold as scrap.


+1
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:32:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:35:49 PM EDT
Army turns it in somewhere. My ANG unit doesn't turn it in, they just leave it policed up at the range in the brass can. Now I am not saying that it doesn't leave the range, just that the unit doesn't take it with them.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:37:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 7:38:13 PM EDT by OregonShooter]
it ends up on govliquidaton.com


Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:38:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabRanch:
cgi.govliquidation.com/auction/view?id=1475771&convertTo=USD


If I had that much brass I would pave my driveway with it.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:39:18 PM EDT
They feed it to soldiers in an EOD related MOS. It goes straight to their ballz.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:43:48 PM EDT
So is there some way around the sell as scrap bit? Could he possibly say oh I want the brass to reload or something like that? His (our) last name holds a little bit more power than others I suppose you can say in some cases. I called him a few minutes ago, but had to leave a message. So I'll hear from him when he calls back. Hopefully we can work something out . But where would I put it all . I don't even load yet or even have a gun in any of the calibers we'd find there .
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:46:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sfc_acid:
So is there some way around the sell as scrap bit? Could he possibly say oh I want the brass to reload or something like that? His (our) last name holds a little bit more power than others I suppose you can say in some cases. I called him a few minutes ago, but had to leave a message. So I'll hear from him when he calls back. Hopefully we can work something out . But where would I put it all . I don't even load yet or even have a gun in any of the calibers we'd find there .


Oh it can happen. Not that I know anything directly about it though I work in the combat arms training section but since it isn't counted, as much could "walk" off the range and nobody really would know.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:50:19 PM EDT
Im sitting on a shload of M14 and M16 brass from several ships qualification days. Yummy!
I had more M60 and 240 and links than I knew what to do with. That all got rebelted and given out to the neighborhood kids for playing war. Most times they just throw it in the barrel and somebody comes and recycles it. I happened to ask the right guy at the right time, and the barrel didn't get its share for awhile.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:50:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TNROBOCOP:

Originally Posted By sfc_acid:
So is there some way around the sell as scrap bit? Could he possibly say oh I want the brass to reload or something like that? His (our) last name holds a little bit more power than others I suppose you can say in some cases. I called him a few minutes ago, but had to leave a message. So I'll hear from him when he calls back. Hopefully we can work something out . But where would I put it all . I don't even load yet or even have a gun in any of the calibers we'd find there .


Oh it can happen. Not that I know anything directly about it though I work in the combat arms training section but since it isn't counted, as much could "walk" off the range and nobody really would know.


Gotcha . My dad does do the training and what not when his unit does weapons fam. In March or so they are doing it, and he got an MI unit a bunch of 40mm to play with . Pretty much every caliber is covered. He offered me a chance to play solider along with everyone so I could go shooting, but I would be in uniform and in the bunks and formation and all of that. Everyone would know who I was and wouldn't do anything to me, but still ha. Though I have a med condition that doesn't agree with that... but my dad doesn't think there is anything wrong with me (oi). So no solider play for me hah.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:53:46 PM EDT
A lot of CG units (if they have thier own range) collect it, and then sell it as scrap. then the proceeds get put into the morale fund. We get some kickass Christmas parties, wetting-downs, and morale days

Needs paperwork though.

For the most part, we don;t have our own ranges, so it gets policed and dumped in whatever manner the range we use chooses.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:55:45 PM EDT
When we did opfor with the guard they were super anal about collecting every piece of brass, if you have ever done that in a mout site it totally blows.....
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:57:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By justinwb:
When we did opfor with the guard they were super anal about collecting every piece of brass, if you have ever done that in a mout site it totally blows.....


Looks like in a MOUT site you could just sweep them up, like at the gun range, since its indoors, unless you have to look behind furniture, etc.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:57:57 PM EDT
The Australian Army considers it a serious arse-kicking offence to remove any "produce" from the range, even inadvertently.. You're given every opportunity to hand it in, and if you're caught with any brass after that, then "words" are had. They actually redesigned the tread patterns on the issue boots because the grooves were the perfect size to trap spent brass.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:59:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:

Originally Posted By justinwb:
When we did opfor with the guard they were super anal about collecting every piece of brass, if you have ever done that in a mout site it totally blows.....


Looks like in a MOUT site you could just sweep them up, like at the gun range, since its indoors, unless you have to look behind furniture, etc.

This particular one is gravel except for the inside of buildings, its relatively small....
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 8:00:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 8:00:31 PM EDT by jkstexas2001]

Originally Posted By justinwb:

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:

Originally Posted By justinwb:
When we did opfor with the guard they were super anal about collecting every piece of brass, if you have ever done that in a mout site it totally blows.....


Looks like in a MOUT site you could just sweep them up, like at the gun range, since its indoors, unless you have to look behind furniture, etc.

This particular one is gravel except for the inside of buildings, its relatively small....


I can see how gravel would make it a PITA to find/pick up.
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